Baby Sign, Toddler Yoga, Music, Spanish, Swimming and more!
PLEASE CHECK first before attending these playgroups, as times/days can change. Many run only during term time. If you’d like to add a group please contact us with your details. Last Updated June 2017
Baby Massage, Sign & Rhymes
Holbrook Rd, Cambridge CB1 7ST
Weds 1.15-2.45pm term time.
Cambridge – Ross Street Community Centre,
Trumpington – Trumpington Village Hall
Tel: -7966 789785
There are different sensory activities designed to support a baby’s sensory development every week.
Sign and Rhyme
Fawcett Primary School, Alpha Terrace, Cambridge CB2 9FS
Drop in group; for children aged 0-3 years, nursery rhymes and songs using makaton signs.
Sing and Sign – Mill Road, Bar Hill, Trumpington and Histon
Tel: 07732 380191
Sing and Sign – baby signing classes – better communication for all babies and toddlers. Regular free taster sessions.
TinyTalk Baby Signing – Cambridge, Sawston
Mayfield Primary School or Sawston Free Church.
Tel: 0769 575680
Communicate in sign before they can talk. Classes for 0-18 month olds. Thurs 10:45-11:45am.
Arts & Music
Weekly classes during term time from 16months to 6 years. Classes are a combination of dance, movement and storytelling. Through story and imagination in our lively classes we invite children to explore imaginary worlds using their bodies and minds. We run themed workshops in the school holidays, children can come for 2 hours and immerse themselves in the theme. Our children’s birthday parties are becoming more and more popular in the Cambridge area as we provide a bespoke service with the birthday child in mind.
Colours of Dance CB4 3JP, St Matthews Church CB1 2LT or The Box Cafe CB1 2LD
All workshops at: St Matthews Church CB1 2LT
Kids4Arts – Cottenham
Cottenham Community Centre and Cottenham Primary School
Over 3s arts sessions for primary and preschool.
Let’s Get Arty!
Bar Hill Children’s Centre, Bar Hill Primary School, , Gladeside, Bar Hill, Cambridge, CB23 8DY
Join us for some creative fun this term with our brand new Let’s Get Arty! group! Unleash an inner artist in your toddler/pre-schooler. There is a different theme every week and we provide all resources/materials. We charge £2.00 per family to cover for our materials
Little Music Makers
Chesterton Methodist Church
Tel: 01223 514725
Music sessions for the under 5s, every Tuesday. In school term. Turn up at a time best for you. 09:30-10:15am – Session 1. 10:15-10:45am – Instrumental play. 10:45-11:30am – Session 2
Romsey Mill Children’s Centre, Hemingford Road, Cambridge, CB1 3BZ
Stories, singing and play for over 1’s. Come and borrow a ‘Chattersack’. Booking is required for Little Voices, please call or email Romsey Mill Children’s Centre. Time: 14.00-15.30
Tel: 01223 566102
Melody Makers – Trumpington
The Bakehouse, next to Trumpington church, CB2 9LH
Weds 9.30-10.30 term time. Music for babies and toddlers.
Ely and Cambridge.
Music classes 3 months to 4 yrs. Songs, rhymes, colourful percussion instruments, exciting props and a fun, educational and progressive curriculum our babies and pre-school children are introduced to a range of musical skills
Tel: 01353 668622
Rat-atat-tat Music Group
St. Augustine’s Church Hall, Richmond Road, Cambridge CB4 3PS
Music fun for toddlers and babies
Freya Redman firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday 10-11.15 www.ratatatmusic.co.uk
Shake, rattle & roll
East Barnwell Community Centre, Newmarket Rd, Cambridge, CB5 8RS
40 minutes of rhyme, rhythm and action songs to engage your children
Time: 10.00 – 11.00
Price: £3.50 drop in or £30 for a 10 session pass.
Ross Street, Cambridge CB1 3UZ
Tel: 01223 471674
Creative Dance and Movement Classes for 2-4 years. Wednesdays 9.45am
The Creation Station
Arts and Craft Classes, 6-14 months (Baby Developer) 15 months to 5 years (Little Explorer)
Award winning arts and craft classes to inspire children’s imaginations – fun, structured and different each week. Wide range of materials and tools used to help you and your child enjoy creative activities in a friendly and relaxed group setting without any of the stress or mess at home.
Fridays Term Time from 15/4/16, Little Explorer 10 am – 10.50 am, Baby Discover 11.30 am – 12.15 pm
Rock Road Library, 69 Rock Road, Cambridge, CB1 7UG
Cost: £6.50/session when half a term booked, £5.50/session for whole term booked. £7.50/session pay as you go, Siblings £4. www.thecreationstation.co.uk
Little Acorns is an outdoor toddler group for 0-5 year old children and their parents. Children can explore, discover and meet nature in a beautiful woodland setting. It is also a chance for adults to meet and benefit from nature’s calm. Every session is carefully planned by Early Years Teacher and Forest School Leader and tailored to meet the needs of the group. There will be food and drinks prepared together on the fire, songs and rhymes, sensory and bushcraft inspired activities. Drop-in sessions on 12th and 19th October. Little Acorns’ term starts on 2nd November to 7th December Little Acorns Forest School Playgroup Event Date and Time Thursdays from 12 October to 7 December Histon Cost of Event £10 per session http://www.cambridgewoodlandacademy.com
Yoga for Babies & Toddlers
Camyoga South Studios, Chaston House,
1 Mill Court, Great Shelford, Cambridge CB22 5LD
Central Studios, Thomas House, 14 George IV St, Cambridge CB2 1HH
Tel: 01223 847930
Adult Yoga but also recently started Yoga for kids aged 8-15yrs, Pregnancy Yoga and Baby Yoga for parents and babies.
Tatty Bumpkin Toddler Yoga
Ramsey Room, St Luke’s Church Community Centre, Cambridge
Tuesday 11:00 am – 12 noon
Yoga for Babies and Children
Satyam Yoga Centre, 2-4 Hawthorn Way, Cambridge, CB4 1AX
Mill Road Baptist Church, 178 Mill Rd, Cambridge CB1 3LP
Tel: 01223 479658
Yoga and relaxation for baby and mother. Our classes increase balance, flexibility, strength and coordination for adults and children alike.
Active Toddlers & Babies
Units 1-3 Chesterton Mill, French’s Rd, Cambridge CB4 3NP
Tel: 01223 324 554
For every stage of your child’s development – from 4 months to 12 years – The Little Gym offers a diverse line up of classes, camps and parties filled with movement, music, learning and laughter. Your little ones will make friends, reach developmental milestones and build self confidence while having Serious Fun. cambridge.thelittlegym.eu
TigerTots Baby & Preschool Gymnastics
The Fulbourn Centre, Home End, Fulbourn, Cambridge CB21 5BS
Tel: 07775 853123
Suitable for babies as young as 8 weeks, preschool gymnastics is a foundation for children’s natural physical development. http://www.tigertots.co.uk
Abbey Pool, Whitehill Road, Cambridge, Cambs, CB5 8NT
Tuesday 1.00pm to 3.00pm Weekly – Term-time only
(Term time only) A chance for families to swim together for free. Held at Abbey Swimming Pool every Tuesday 1.00-3.00pm & Friday 11.45-12.45.
Cost: Free – Please contact Cherry Hinton Children’s Centre for your FREE pass
Free Swim for All
Abbey Swimming Pool, Pool Way, Cambridge, Cambs, CB5 8NT
Tuesday 1pm-3pm Term time only
A chance for families to swim together for free! Collect your swim pass from the nearby Children’s Centre. Cost: Free
Dolphin Baby Swim
Cambridge, Bury St Edmunds, Bishops Stortford
Tel: 01223 564064
Birthlight gentle approach for parent and baby. Baby swim classes (from 6 weeks to 6 years old).
Baby swimming classes are offered in ‘Cutie the Clam’ (0-3 months), through to ‘Smiley the Turtle’ (3-4 years). At Kings Hedges Pool; Granta School Pool; Grove Pool; Parkside Pool; Windmill Pool. www.dolphinbabyswim.com
Cultural/Language Groups for Toddlers
Mill Road Baptist Church, 178, Mill Road, Cambridge CB1 3LP
0-5yrs. Mondays 10am-12pm. £2.50 per session. This group aims to maintain French culture and language amongst French speaking families.
St Matthew’s Church, St Matthew’s Street, Cambridge CB1 2LT
A toddler group for Italian or Italian speaking children, aged 0-4 years. We welcome mums who are not Italian and their bilingual children to our sessions – we speak Italian only, but we will make an effort to make you feel welcome and understand what’s going on. Time: Mondays (term time only) 3.45-4.45pm Price: £2
Semillitas (Spanish Speaking)
Ross Street Community Centre, Ross Street, Cambridge CB1 3UZ
Tel: 01223 503385 (Eva)
Spanishtastic Classes for Children
Bar Hill Tesco Extra Community Room
Have fun learning Spanish through songs, games, drama and stories. Free taster sessions. For kids 18 months to 4 years. Thursday 9.45-10.25am
7th Day Adventist International Playgroup
15 – 19 Hobart Road, Cambridge, CB1 3PU
Play and meet other children. Parents can chat with others with a warm or cold drink. Children can also learn some Spanish. Time: 10.00 – 11.30
Tel: 01223 570556
Big Scream Cinema & Theatre
Children’s Centres in Cambridgeshire
Children’s Centres can offer advice and support for people with young kids. Some also have ‘Toy Libraries’ where you can lend toys for a small cost. There are 40 Cambridgeshire. They each offer slightly different services, but can include: access to health services such as midwives and health visitors; family support services; advice about early years education and childcare; employment advice; drop-in play sessions and parenting courses. The most central to Cambridge are: Romsey Mill, Arbury, The Fields, Chesterton, North Cambridge, Cherry Hinton, Homerton, Histon, Bar Hill and many more.
We Foster Education
Arty Crafts Workshop Playscheme
The Scout Centre, Chedworth Street, Cambridge CB3 9JF
Tel: 07980 146382
For children aged 5-12. 9.00am to 3.30pm. Minimum booking is for two days Extra Hour: 3.30pm to 4.30pm
Cambridge Kids club @ Queen Edith’s
Queen Edith County Primary School, Godwin Way, Cambridge, Cambs, CB1 8QP
Tel: 07960 412716
An after-school and school holiday club set in Queen Edith’s Primary School and St Luke’s.
Perse Preparatory School, Trumpington Road, Cambridge
Tel: 01235 832222,
The Multi-Activity course at The Perse Prep School. Ages 4-14.
Universities’ Holiday Playscheme
Tel: 01223 764186
Yellow Team – Fawcett Primary School, Alpha Terrace, Trumpington, CB2 9FS
Red Team- Chesterton Community College, Gilbert Road, Cambridge, CB4 3NY
This is a joint operation between the University of Cambridge and Anglia Ruskin University. For children aged rising 5 to 15 years in the state school holiday periods. You need to register for the playscheme on an annual basis. For children of the Universities staff and students, but members of the public are eligible to register if spaces are available.
Firetech Camps These are programming focused day sessions. Try Coding Games with Java, Python, Mobile App Design and Minecraft, for 9-14 years. www.firetechcamp.com